Art Practical is seeking pitches for our fall 2016 thematic issue focused on the subject of art and citizenship. We are particularly interested in how citizenship relates to political and economic systems as they intersect with artistic practices, institutions, and diverse publics. We encourage thoughtful reportage and deep critical thinking around artistic production but also the lived experience of creative practitioners as civic leaders and community members.
We seek essays, interviews, and experimental prose that engage the multitude of ways art critics, artists, and writers approach the subject of art and citizenship. Art Practical respects academic forms and delights in sassy mainstream banter but solicits pitches that balance analytical research with an accessible tone.
Send your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 26, 2016. Please use the subject line “Citizenship Pitch" and include topic idea (100-200 words), proposed article length/composition, and 2-3 writing samples (if you have not previously written for Daily Serving or Art Practical).
If your pitch is accepted an editor will be in touch to discuss details, deadlines, and writer's fee.
Art Practical is the leading magazine for the Bay Area visual arts, sparking dialogue in the community by providing nuanced critical commentary and formative public programming. Since its launch in October 2009, it has promoted the Bay Area's role in the international art scene, created an archive of its contemporary artistic practices, and fostered its artistic production through its publication. Our thematic issues have probed topics ranging from labor to poetry to punk rock. Contributors include Michelle Grabner, James Franco, Aruna D’Souza, Kevin Killian, and Constance Lewallen. Info here